Fr. Vijay was born and raised in the New York/New Jersey Area and is the son of Rev. Fr. T. A. Thomas and Mrs. Annamma Thomas. After graduating with his Bachelors in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and working within the field, he enrolled at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Scarsdale, NY. After graduating from St. Vladimir’s Seminary, he continued his study of Liturgy at the Old Theological Seminary in Kottayam, India.
Upon his return, he was given the responsibility of directing the youth ministry for North America. In this role, he sought to collaborate with fellow seminary alumni to strengthen the Pan-Orthodox witness and ministry to the youth.
Fr. Vijay was ordained to Priesthood in 2012 and is happily married to Bincy Alexander Thomas and they were blessed with a daughter, Alexa in 2015. He now serves as the Assistant Vicar of Saints Basilios-Gregorios Orthodox Church in North Plainfield, NJ.